Dinger Cup / Watson’s Bay

The hockey has continued , unfortunately with a loss to WA country 1-0 , probably a wake up call , as we were a bit too cocky after winning our first three games . In the return game against WA it was hard fought and resulted in 1-1 draw . With NSW beating Qld this leaves us in second spot with a return games against WA country tonight and WA plays NSW and results will determine who plays who in the semi-finals .
Lily and I have continued our walking on the rests days , a ferry trip to Watson’s Bay followed by a walk to Bondi . Yesterday we took things a bit easier going to the movies after a ferry ride from Olympic Park to Darling Harbour.

There are a couple of traditions in these tournaments with the competitors meeting fro a drink in the tent afterwards and giving a gift to the opposition’s best player and their manager. Our additional thing is to award the Dinger cup which is awarded to the player receiving the most votes from his fellow players after the game though noone can win it twice . In addition the hair is awarded for a foolish event , sort of . I was fortunate enough to receive both after the WA game. The holder of the hair passes it on after the next game. The Dinger cup must remain full at all times , and whilst alcohol is the usual content it is no t mandatory and this morning a cappuccino was the obvious choice . In addition the cup must be dinged by the hold which is why you will notice that the handle is now bent !

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